Chinese stocks fall on profit-taking

March 15, 2016 | 06:59 pm GMT+7

Chinese shares opened lower on Tuesday, as investors took profits from a rally driven by a pledge the country's security regulator will keep intervening to stabilise the market.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.19 percent, or 5.52 points, to 2,853.98 in early deals.

The Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, eased 0.30 percent, or 5.26 points, to 1,740.03.

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index dropped 0.47 percent, or 96.64 points, to 20,338.7.